How to host an epic Academy Award’s watch party, from the decor and attire to the food and drink.
You just rented Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood and oogled over Brad and Leo (their performances weren’t bad, either!) You cozied up to Netflix-and-chill with The Irishman. You’ve hit up Bethesda Row Cinema for Best International Feature nominee, Parasite. And you reclined and dined at iPIC to Marriage Story. Now, there’s nothing left to watch but the big show – the Academy Awards are Sunday, February 9th, and there’s no better way to watch your favorite A-list actors vie for the ultimate recognition than an awards show watch party. We break down how to roll out the red carpet for your guests at home with a cinema-themed celebration in honor of Oscar’s night.
1. Rebecca Minkoff Gold Wallet Clutch, $128, South Moon Under | 2. Gray Silk Tie, $10.90, UNIQLO | 3. Jenny Bird Ziggy Drop Earrings, $65, Luna | 4. Faux Fur Slippers, $14.99, H&M | 5. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Crimson Chrome, $24, Ulta Beauty Congressional Plaza or Pentagon Row | 6. Natasha Accessories Limited Rhinestone Cuff Bracelet, $45, Last Call by Neiman Marcus | 7. Black Velvet Bow Tie, $39, Indochino
1. Metallic Star Confetti, $4.95, Paper Source | 2. Angled Mini Gold Metal Candle, $12, West Elm | 3. Foil Splatter Paper Lunch Napkins, $6, BHLDN at Anthropologie & Co. | 4. Set of 8 Confetti Balloon Kit, $19.95, Paper Source | 5. Pink Ice Protea Bunch, $88, Terrain
1. Eat What You Watch by Andrew Rea, $25, Sur La Table | 2. White Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning, $5.95, Sur La Table | 3. Cinnamon Toast Popcorn Seasoning, $5.95, Sur La Table | 4. Set of 4 Brushed Gold Salad Plates, $99.95, Williams Sonoma | 5. Set of 5 Fia Gold Flatware, $36, Anthropologie & Co. | 6. Edible Rose Petals, $10, Terrain | 7. Nestle Buncha Crunch, $1, Target | 8. Eight-Inch Popcorn Bucket, $15, Sur La Table
1. Set of 4 Esme Fluted Coupe Champagne Glasses, $48, West Elm | 2. Antique Brass Ice Bucket, $124.95, Williams Sonoma | 3. Lemon and Ginger Juice Seltzer Water, $2.99, Trader Joe’s | 4. Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne, $ 33.99, Montgomery County Liquor & Wine at Montrose | 5. St. Elder Natural Elderflower Liqueur, $15.99, Montgomery County Liquor & Wine at Montrose | 6. Set of 6 Schott Zwiesel Paris Highball Glasses, $60, Sur La Table | 7. Shrub District Strawberry Dill Cocktail Vinegar, $12, Olive & Loom | 8. Grey Goose Vodka, $31.99, Montgomery County Liquor & Wine at Montrose